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Creating a green conservation map of Taijiang with fishermen. “Black-faced Spoonbill Brand” eco-friendly products have hit the store shelves!

  • PostDate:2022-05-30
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To conserve the aquacultural landscape in Taijiang with humans and nature living in harmony, these years the Taijiang National Park Headquarters worked with fishermen to build an eco-friendly habitat in private fish farms to create an environment for black-faced spoonbills to forage safely. For fish farms that comply with the eco-friendly measures, aquatic product produced by such fish farms can use the trademark “Black-faced Spoonbill Brand” after passing the review. The Black-faced Spoonbill Brand is a conservation brand of the national park.

The Taijiang National Park Headquarters stated that eco-friendly products under the trademark “Black-faced Spoonbill Brand” must originate from eco-friendly habitat fish farms certified by the national park. Fishermen must adapt to eco-friendly habitat creation measures. Sunning must be conducted at the fish farms every year during the overwintering of black-faced spoonbills. The water level must be kept at 20 to 30 cm five days in a row. No chemical agents may be used. The fish farmers must not harvest coarse fish or drive birds away. The fishermen must also adapt to eco-friendly behaviors such as bird monitoring surveys.

At the presentation today, Director Chang Teng Wen and fish farmers wore chef hats and introduced the products of the “Black-faced Spoonbill Brand,” which passed a strict review. There are five eco-friendly products, giant clams offered by Wang Chi Sen, mullet roe offered by Chiu Chuang Hui, black gold clams offered by Huang Fen Hsiang, and white shrimps and silver sea breams by Yang Tien Hao. All of them are fish farmers. The trademark “Black-faced Spoonbill Brand” is promoted for fishermen to use, symbolizing a big breakthrough of the ecological conservation awareness by fish farmers in Taijiang. Fish farmers allow migratory birds to forage in their fish farms. Consumers are willing to dine with the black-faced spoonbills and share the harvest from the fish farms.

Saba Fish/Milkfish Theme, coFishland, Tainan Wei-Yat Grand Hotel, PANKOKO and Tso-hue Sinn-thuann were invited to the presentation. Existing channels are Homemakers Union Consumers Co-op and GREEN&SAFE as well as the Eco-friendly Habitat Creation Information Sharing Platform that the Taijiang National Park Headquarters to be set up. Consumers will be able to buy or use products of “Black-faced Spoonbill Brand” in these places. The Taijiang National Park Headquarters expects that the national park brand can increase the value of local aquaculture products, allow the consumption power to support ecological conservation, and gradually construct a complete green map for eco-friendly habitats in Taijiang, so that international migratory species such as the black-faced spoonbills can rest and forage safely in Greater Taijiang.